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  • Local |Fort Riley | November 15, 2013

    Irwin Army Hospital 85 percent complete

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    FORT RILEY — For long-term patients at Irwin Army Community Hospital, the new facility opening next year should be a home away from home. Construction of the 550,000-square-foot hospital, which is adjacent to the current structure and will bear the same name, is around 85 percent complete.

  • Manhattan High School | November 15, 2013

    Trujillo kicking through pressure

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    With each passing overtime last week against Maize, the pressure began to mount for Manhattan High place-kicker Joseph Trujillo. As the Indians would score touchdowns, at time seeming to do so at will, the game’s next overtime wouldn’t be secured until Trujillo nailed

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 15, 2013

    KSU admin talk rumors before vote

    K-State officials needed to answer questions and address rumors prior to a classified staff vote next week. Around 200 of the university’s approximately 16,000 classified employees attended two forums Friday at the K-State Alumni Center. A vote running from Tuesday through Friday of next week will

  • Local |Business | November 15, 2013

    Manhattan Crisis Center receives grant

    Manhattan Crisis Center has received $128,649 in 2014 funding from the federal government. Executive director Judy Davis said the funding comes from the Victims of Crime Act, and they receive a portion of the money collected from fines and forfeitures. She said they have received the money

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 15, 2013

    Schultz: Enrollment cap may be used at Kansas State

    K-State President Kirk Schulz mentioned the concept of enrollment management during a classified employees forum Friday. Schulz said after the forum that a consultant from Noel-Levitz Higher Education Consulting is planning to visit in mid-December. “They’re going to have a workshop to start talking

  • Editorials | November 15, 2013

    Obama’s ‘fix’ is no sure thing

    President Barack Obama might not have made an even bigger hash of the Affordable Care Act rollout than already existed, but his “fix” to help some individuals adds yet another complication. His contrition Thursday in announcing the fix was welcome, but he isn’t introducing

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 15, 2013

    Bomb threat called into K-Mart Thursday

    Authorities in Pottawatomie and Riley counties confirmed that the Manhattan Kmart received a bomb threat Thursday afternoon. Pottawatomie County Sheriff Greg Riat confirmed that Kmart, 401 E. Poyntz Ave.,  received a call about a bomb shortly after 1 p.m., but none was found. Riat declined

  • Local |Kansas State University | November 15, 2013

    K-State’s Eiselein named Professor of the Year

    Students in Gregory Eiselein’s courses rate him as one of the best. Now, a leading education academy is doing the same. Eiselein, professor of English and university distinguished teaching scholar at Kansas State University, has been named the 2013 Kansas Professor of the Year by

  • Obituaries | November 15, 2013

    EVELYN RUTH WILLIAMS

    Evelyn Ruth Williams, 94, formerly of Bala and Leonardville, died Wednesday at the Via Christi Village in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on Sept. 29, 1919 at Alida, Kan., the daughter of William B. and Hulda (Bohnenblust) Sprecher. On April 29, 1940 she

  • Obituaries | November 15, 2013

    NEVIN RAHN ROCKWELL

    Nevin Rahn Rockwell, 85, of Manhattan, died on Monday at the Leonardville Nursing Home in Leonardville. The family provided some of the following information. He was born to the late Forrest and Freda Rockwell on Dec. 28, 1927 in Cook, Neb. He graduated from Dakota City High School


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